Thursday, December 11, 2014

Baubles and Pearls

Sometimes, everything just takes so much longer than one thinks.. I was hoping to introduce my new pearl statement necklace some time ago, but it just wasn't possible. And then days of rain and overcast skies came, with no chance to take picures of the necklaces or outfits to go with it. The last couple of days have been dry and sunny at last, and so here it finally is, the latest member of the MaiTai Collection family!


Clusters of fresh water pearls, facetted crystals and faux pearls are mixed with a variety of smaller beads and pearls. The chain and clasp are 925 silver.

blanc/ivoire

 Colors: blanc/ivoire, gris/argent and copper/bronze.



copper/bronze (with my trusted H&M sweater, and Ines de la Fressange for Uniqlo trousers from last winter)


blanc/ivoire




copper/bronze




gris/argent

blanc/ivoire


gris/argent


left: blanc/ivoire left, right: gris/argent


blanc/ivoire


blanc/ivoire


Made by hand with fresh water pearls, facetted crystals, faux pearls, crimp and glass beads
Length: adjustable from 50 to 57 cm (19.68" - 22.44")
Base width (excluding surpassing pearls): 5.5cm (2.16")
Length of silver chain: 7 cm (2.75")
Chain and clasp: sterling silver (925 silver)
Weight: 472 gram/16.5 oz/1.04 lbs
 Colors: blanc/ivoire, gris/argent and copper/bronze.

To prevent scarves and shawls getting caught up in the clusters of pearls and crystals, it is best to avoid wearing them in combination with the necklace.

The Pearl statement necklaces will be a permanent part of the collection, and sold out items are going to be re-stocked within 4-6 weeks.

To order, please click here


Shipping:

Orders placed from 12-14 December will be shipped on Monday Dec 15, 2014.

The estimated mail delivery time is (counting from the day after drop-off):
France: 2-3 business days
Europe (EU): 4-6 business days
Rest of the world: 6-12 business days

gris/argent



Hope everyone is enjoying a beautiful and happy festive season xx

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53 comments:

  1. Very nice MaiTai ! Now what was this nonsense that you don't look good in white? You rock that creamy white top with ivoire necklace combo!

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    1. Thank you, GSL! Re white, you said it...creamy white and ivoire work. Hard white washes me out completely..thank godness for shades and hues!

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  2. Oh, you gorgeous, glamorous woman, MT! YOU are definitely making THE statement in your new pearl baubles! What a beautiful piece to add to the MT Collection! However, my darling friend, it is your gorgeous pics that keep drawing me in!
    As much as I would like to linger, I best hurry over to order! I don't want to come up short handed this time;-)
    Major congrats on this stunning launch! We will drink a toast to you with the bubbly!
    Shine on,my friend, shine on! T xx

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    1. Yay, Trudye! I was so hoping that you got to them in time. What color did you order? Actually, I'd love one of each but no oinking this time - I had to restrict myself to just one.

      Aren't they fabulous? What a statement piece. What talent!

      Love,
      Jerrine

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    2. Darling Jerrine, these are exquisite indeed! I cannot wait to see mine IRL! USPS tried to deliver mine on Saturday. Alas I was not home! So they have been directed to redeliver this week and I hope to have 'eyes on' soon!
      Btw...I saw a very similar vintage Chanel piece on 1st Dibs,made of resin, selling for $5K! Resin of all things! We will be strutting our beautiful fresh water pearls for the holidays!
      Wishing you and yours the most joyful Xmas! Be careful with your travels to Philly! You are assured a white Xmas indeed!
      Merry,merry to you and all of the members of Le Salon!
      Trudye xx

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    3. I think there's a Nor'easter headed up the coast on Tuesday, so we may have more snow than we want! But at least, I'll be there and not stranded at Atlanta's Hartsfield with a million other disgruntled passengers trying to get home for Christmas.

      It will be a wet departure on Saturday, though, as rain is expected here all day. I'll arrive looking like a frizz ball! Oh, well, at least I'll arrive!

      A wonderful Christmas to you and to all the ladies (and gent) of the salon.
      Jerrine

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    4. Dear Trudye, dear Jerrine,
      I wish you and to all MT super ladies'Club a lovely Christmas full of joy with all your beloved parents and friends around you or in your hearts...
      Et pour les francophones : je vous souhaite un doux et joyeux Noël entourés des êtres chers à votre coeur!
      Catherine

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    5. Thank you, Catherine, and the very best to you and yours, as well. I wish I could write my greeting in French, but so as not to slaughter a beautiful language, I won't even try.

      I can say Joyeux Noël, though!

      Jerrine

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    6. Darling Trudye, Jerrine and Catherine, thank you so much for the wonderful welcome for the pearl baubles and for spreading such happy Christmas cheer in the Salon! Here's to you, and the fun and warmth you bring. xxx

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  3. Good heavens, you have blown me away with your latest creation. The necklaces are truly Vogue worthy. Anna Wintour eat your heart out!

    I knew I shouldn't have checked my phone tonight, and the minute I saw your new post, I knew I was in trouble. I really did try to resist; really I did - for about two minutes, and then my resolve crumbled completely . . . and I ordered the bronze and copper and what the heck, threw in a Kelly insert for good measure. I'm afraid I'm hopeless when confronted with your marvelous and totally unique creations.

    You're outdone yourself this time, and you look like a beautiful little Christmas angel in that white silk shirt and the blanc/ivoire necklace.

    A wonderful holiday season to you and the family. Now, I must stop buying myself Christmas presents and go to bed!

    Jerrine

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    1. Add me to the list of hopeless,Jerrine! These are stunning indeed! I pulled the trigger on the ivory first, but expect I will be back for the copper!
      Hope you and all in Le Salon are enjoying a most lovely and festive holiday season! Like you we are now in the throws of unseasonably warm weather! Fingers crossed for a cold front soon!
      Wishing everyone here a fun and festive weekend...MT style of course!
      Trudye

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    2. I just ordered a second copper/bronze in true oinky fashion, Trudye. I showed MT's blog to a friend who loves statement jewelry, and she went crazy and asked that I order one for her, too.

      I'm glad she's buying one instead of borrowing mine, though. I'll loan friends most anything, but MaiTai jewels are out of the question.

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    3. You ladies are much quicker than I was, alas! You will both look lovely in those pearl "collars." But I am glad to say my plum necklace is finally on its way to me! Yay! (I am typing this while enjoying toast and broiled tomatoes for breakfast. Don't you think piping hot cocoa would complement that perfectly?)
      Warm aloha and happy holidays,
      Fifi

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    4. Fifi, do take heart,as it looks like these will be on permanent rotation in the MT Collection...due to restock soon! Congrats on the plum purchase!
      Yes, that hot cocoa sounds delicious! I just wish our balmy temps made it even more so!
      Happy holidays to you too dear Fifi! May they be joyful and bright!
      Trudye

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    5. Yes, Fifi dearest, do take heart but get one reserved. The necklace would look wonderful on you.

      I know you're excited to receive your plum beauty. I hope it's in your hands now . . . or around your neck!

      A wonderful holiday to you,
      Jerrine

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    6. Sweetest piglets and dearest ladies, hope everyone's baubles and gems will be delivered soon, and so great to know that yours have already, darling Trudye. Thank you all so much again <3 Have a most sparkling and wonderful weekend xx

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  4. Dearest Mai Tai,

    Congratulations on these beautiful statement necklaces, which are perfect to wear in this festive season. You look wonderful wearing them.
    My favourite are the grey and the white. I´m glad they will be a permanent part of the Mai Tai collection. Wishing you a most lovely and happy weekend, Manuela*

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    1. Many thanks, my dearest Manuela! Have a most lovely weekend too, and happy travels ahead <3 xx

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  5. Magic, I looove them. MT I see how I can do to order it, I keep you informed,
    It's really a good news that you will have them permanently. They are all superb.
    Once more something changing of all what we can see. Bravo dear MT.

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    1. Merci, chère Monique! Hope yours will be with you soon, thanks so much again. Have a great weekend! Amitiés

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  6. Congrats on your new collection ,perfect for the Christmas season.
    The pearls would grace any outfit and lift it to couture level!
    Which colour to choose will be the only problem
    Every best wish to you and your family for Christmas and 2015.
    Hugs,
    N.J.

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    1. Many thanks, dear N.J.! It's true, the necklaces come with an instant glamour guarantee ;-) Happy Christmas and a great New Year to you too x

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  7. Dearest Tai, what perfect timing - mine arrived today! I'm head over heels in love <3 This is the MOST gorgeous necklace I've ever seen. Bar none. Many congrats on an absolutely fabulous addition to MaiTai Collection. A real genius you are! Thanks loads xxx

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    1. Dear Cecilia, may I ask which colour you chose? Hug, Manuela

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    2. Dear Manuela, mine is blanc/ivoire. It's stunning, really! Good luck with making up your mind ;) Hugs back, Cecilia x

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    3. Thank you. <3
      Hug, Manuela

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    4. Dearest Cecilia, I am so very thrilled to hear, thanks so much! And thank you also so very much for the fabulous pictures you sent wearing it, you look like a movie star <3 <3 <3 Can't wait to show them in the next collage!! B-H's

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  8. So beautiful. I tried to buy one but see you only have copper left? They are just stunning and seeing them on you really shows how they wear......will look to see when the other colors are stocked again, congratulations!

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    1. Thanks so much, so happy you like them! New stock will arrive by mid/end of January, but because of pre-orders it is dwindling fast... if you'd like me to reserve one for you, let me know :-)

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  9. Oh dearest MaiTai, you are magician! How exceptionally beautiful and festive, intricate and majestic, spectacularly gorgeous designs! You are a true artist extraordinaire. Thinking of you lots, dear friend. Sending you much love and big December hugs of friendship xx

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    1. Thanks so much for the warm welcome to the new member of the necklace family, my dearest Scarf Enthusiast. Your writing is extraordinary beautiful, and your special thoughts mean so much. Sending you biggest and warmest hugs right back xx

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  10. Another wonderful design dearest MT just was not quick enough with my order , but I know there will be many very happy ladies this Christmas day wearing a lovely new necklace.

    Have a lovely weekend
    Jane x

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    1. Thank you, dearest Jane! I'm so sorry there weren't enough necklaces before Christmas, but they will be back in January! Have a lovely weekend too x

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  11. Just stunning!!!! I can't wait to order one also!

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    1. Many thanks, so happy you like them!

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  12. I would love to know how i can go about purchasing that black beaded clutch in the 11th picture where the gris version of your pearl necklace is featured.

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    1. The clutch was a lucky find at Zara's :-)

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  13. Très chère Maitai
    Encore une réussite c'est fabuleux colliers déjà sold out
    Bravo ils sont vraiment merveilleux et vous les portez si bien .
    Merci encore pour l'envoi
    Bises et bravo!
    MYRIAM

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    1. Merci pour votre gentil message, ma très chère Myriam! Je vous souhaite de très bonnes fêtes de fin d'année, et un Noël chaleureux et heureux. Bises

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  14. I just received the new treasure……This necklace is so chic , so couture, so MaiTai !
    I feel like Coco Chanel !
    Ladies in Le Salon : this is another must have. Wish you all a nice week end
    Catherine

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    1. The shawl pochette created by our favorite designer ;-))) or one of our orange box (carré 90) are perfect to protect and store this beautiful necklace.
      C.

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    2. I received mine this week,also, dear Catherine! Isn't it divine? The pictures really do not do it justice!
      Brilliant storage idea,Catherine! Either idea works out just perfect!
      Thank you for the warm Christmas wishes and like Jerrine I wish my response was in French,but,alas it is not!
      I will join in the chorus to say Joyeux Noel!
      Merry, merry,
      Trudye

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    3. Dear Trudye, I will order one too and can't wait to see it!
      Wishing you, Jerrine, Catherine, Cecillia, Scarf Enthusiast and all the ladies of our wonderful Salon a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year! Warm Christmas hugs to all of you, Manuela 🎄🎁🎄🎉

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    4. Dearest Catherine and Trudye, So thrilled you are pleased with your necklaces and that they arrived in time for Christmas! Have a most sparkling and joyous holiday, a merry Christmas and joyeux Noël!

      Catherine, absolutely perfect ideas for storage!

      Manuela, a most happy Christmas and New Year to you too!

      Hugs and bisous allround, my darling sweet super ladies xxx

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    5. Très chère Manuela,
      Un très joyeux Noël à vous, je vous retrouverai l'année prochaine avec grand plaisir. Belles fêtes à vous toutes.
      Catherine

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    6. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Joyous New Year, my dear Manuela! And wishing all friends of this wonderful Salon a most joyful holiday season! Warm holiday wishes and hugs to you, Scarf Enthusiast xox

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  15. Your new necklaces are stunning and I am not surprised they sold out! You are quite the lady dear MaitTai, with a resume that reads: model, jewelry designer, chef, tour guide, blogger, etc. You are truly the whole package! We are so lucky to have you. :-)

    Have a wonderful rest of the week! Simone xx



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    1. My dearest Simone, thanks so much, but you are way too kind! The necklace is the result of a collaboration with a jewellry designer..the intrinsicate details require far more knowledge of jewellry making that I could I ever have :-)

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  16. Dear T they are stunning statement necklaces. Not surprised they've been snapped up quickly! Congrats on a most successful launch. And (as we near closer the day) wishing you and family a wonderful Christmas. Much love Axo

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    1. Thanks so much, my dearest A! Wishing you a most wonderful and joyous Christmas too xx

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  17. Thank you so much everyone for the lovely and beautiful comments, it's been such a joy and pleasure to read them! I look forward to join you at Le Salon over the weekend xx

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